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Simple Strategies For Speed #8

You can never be too fast.

Even the longest open water swim legs require SPEED.

While endurance and stamina are critical for success, you only sustain the speed you already have.

Sustaining slow is still slow!

While triathlon is an endurance sport, speed still needs to be considered.

Unfortunately, many triathletes fail to incorporate much speed work in their training, swimming at the same pace for the majority of their workouts.

To help you develop some speed, I’m going to provide you with various strategies to improve your speed.

Keep track of your times.

Awareness is everything.

Strategy #8 Negative Split

Here, you’re going to focus on going faster during the second half of a given repetition.

For instance-

5x200 Negative split

That means the 2nd 100 of each 200 is FASTER than the first 100.

You’ll have to conserve energy on the front half and pick up the pace on the back half.

Learning how to manage effort and change speed is a huge part of getting faster.

This can be practiced over any distance, and at any speed.

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